At first, I thought I was going to have a stroke when I saw the headline "Gay Penguins Raise Chick in German Zoo". I got as far as "Gay Penguins" and thought "There is NO WAY Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, or ANY of my beloved hockey team could be gay!" For a split second, I had mental pictures I couldn't stomach.
Evidently, there are two male penguins in a zoo in Germany that are raising a chick from an egg that had been abandoned. The two male penguins incubated and cared for the egg until it hatched. The story originally came off the AP and has been posted on foxnews.com.
How long do you think it will be before the militant gay community is using this as an example of how wonderful they are as parents? Before I get any backlash, I'm not saying that gays are bad people without any sense of morals. The gays I know are loving, caring, and wonderful people whom I cherish as friends. But I do not feel that parenting fits into the gay agenda.
Do I feel that children belong in a stable and loving home? Yep. But children need the influence of both a male and a female in their lives to provide a sense of direction from two different perspectives. That is also why I feel that single-parent adoptions are not what's best for children. Do I know what's best for children? No. But my maternal instinct and God point me in the right direction when I have no answers.
The next time I take my kids to the zoo, I'll be waiting to see if the penguin display will be painted in rainbows.